Born in 1974 at Alleppey in a family of eminent
Kathakali exponents, Shri Amaljith was initiated into
the art of Kathakali by his grandfather
Champakulam Pachu Pillai, and Guru Gopinath. He
also received training from Kudamaloor
Karunakaran Nair, Mathoor Govindan Kutty,
Kalamandalam Ramakrishnan, and Kalamandalam
Murali. He got his Diploma and Post Diploma in
Kathakali Vesham from Kerala Kalamandalam, and
has received a Scholarship and a Junior Fellowship
from the Ministry of Culture. Amaljith joined the
International Centre for Kathakali as a Teacher-cum-
Performer in 2000, and since then has been invited
to lecture as well as perform at various places within
India, and abroad, such as U.S.A., Thailand,
Netherland, Spain, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan.
Amaljith has played various character-roles from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. He has received the KPS Menon Award from Kerala Kalamandalam, and Natana Praveena title from Guru Gopinath Trust.
Shri Kalamandalam M. Amaljith is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010 for his talent in the field of Kathakali.